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Are you moved by President Obama’s display of emotion?

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President Obama's Tears Show How Vulnerability Can Be the Mightiest Asset (VIDEO)

Posted by Janelle Harris on November 10, 2012

President ObamaPresident Obama and Mitt Romney have had some well-deserved time for reflection, but emotion is still running high from Tuesday night’s election. Supporters from the Romney camp grudgingly let go as his campaign conceded Florida yesterday. Over in his 2012 headquarters in Chicago, President Obama addressed his team of bright-eyed, enthusiastic staffers -- most of them young people in their 20s and 30s -- who diligently helped seal his re-election victory.

So moved was he by their energy and so fired up was he about his passion for change, he choked up momentarily. Can’t say I've ever watched a President be moved to tears before, but seeing him so humbled and emotional of course made me tap my own water works. Even if his naysayers don’t think he’s the best man for the job, I think most can agree that he is indeed a good man. 



Before scooping up Michelle and their girls and heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Obama reflected on his days as a community organizer in Chi-town. But he told the crowd, “It’s not that you remind me of myself; it’s that you’re so much better than I was. You’re smarter and you’re better organized and you’re more effective,” he said in the clip originally posted on the campaign’s YouTube channel. “What Bobby Kennedy called the ‘ripples of hope,’ when you throw a stone in the lake, that’s you.”

He explained that he felt like he had come “full circle…because what you guys have done means the work that I’m doing is important. And I’m really proud of that. I’m really proud of all of you.” And that’s when the tears rolled. He wiped them away, but what a tender, vulnerable moment. And if there’s one thing I want for the leader of the free world, it’s to be so compassion-filled that he can have tender, vulnerable moments.

You can question his policies, his decisions, his strategies. But our Prez never lost that grassroots organizer spirit and, all of the big league politics aside, he still has a heart for people.

Are you moved by President Obama’s display of emotion?

by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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A jakal wants to bring down something big. The US.

Yeah, I'm moved.

emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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the conservatives are mad

how cute

it was also cute when their candidate refused to concede when he had already been beaten

however, when he did, he was gracious, something they will never be.

lnicole
by Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:45 PM

 Who pissed in your cheerios? Something is wrong with you.  Why the hell would he fake caring about all the support he gets?  It has to be overwhelming and such an honor at times.  Your a very unhappy person, you really need to get some happiness in your life.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 “The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” ― John Wooden.

 

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by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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 See my reply about the "caring" he had for our brave men in Benghazi...it will all make sense.;-)

Judging by your replies, you're a very angry person.

Quoting lnicole:

 Who pissed in your cheerios? Something is wrong with you.  Why the hell would he fake caring about all the support he gets?  It has to be overwhelming and such an honor at times.  Your a very unhappy person, you really need to get some happiness in your life.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 “The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” ― John Wooden.

 

 




 
rocketracer
by Gold Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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When is someone going to dab his forehead with a hanky and throw a cape of his shoulders.....

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM
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Like MR with the 47% comment-

Good thing we all all got to witness his true character prior to the election.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 “The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” ― John Wooden.


Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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No, OP- I was not moved.

Actions, not words or tears, actions.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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Yes, this wasn't a campaign stunt. He had already won. There was no advantage to him politically for this thank you

It was heartfelt appreciation

It also draws the comparison....here he is tearfully saying thanks for all your hard work and for believing in me...while Romeny was cancelling his campaign workers credit cards
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sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM
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He absolutely cared for them

What kind is heartless ass uses those deaths multiple times for political points ?

You should be ashamed...


Quoting imamomzilla:

 See my reply about the "caring" he had for our brave men in Benghazi...it will all make sense.;-)


Judging by your replies, you're a very angry person.



Quoting lnicole:


 Who pissed in your cheerios? Something is wrong with you.  Why the hell would he fake caring about all the support he gets?  It has to be overwhelming and such an honor at times.  Your a very unhappy person, you really need to get some happiness in your life.


Quoting imamomzilla:


 “The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” ― John Wooden.


 


 

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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 10, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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I also am not moved by those who are trying to politicize the deaths of 4 people.

MANY people have died in terrorist attacks in our nation's hx- Please do your research and get an accurate count so those victims can also be included and appropriately mourned.

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